Thanks for resonding, even though there was a better list! I've got some fantastic replies, and was overwhelmed with the answers!
I'll definately give Zope a try. -----Original Message----- From: Peter Sabaini [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 10:32 AM To: Aaron Paxson Cc: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] Newbie Question Aaron Paxson wrote: > I hope I'm posting to the right mailing list. There were so many to decide > from. This should've probably been directed to the main Zope list; zope-dev is for development *of* Zope. > I've just been introduced to Zope, and am curious on how it will fit into my > company's plans. > > I'm currently learning Java, and was starting to learn the RedHat Web > Application Framework. I've found Zope in an article on the web, and > started to look into it. It looks to be just as scalable, but I'm curious > on how extensible it is, as well as, it's power in a corporate environment. > > For example, how extensible is it, to modify the security module and have it > authenticate against LDAP? (I don't want all my users to remember yet > another password) Also, how powerful is Python as compared to Java? Since > it uses a native compiler, it stands to reason that it would be faster than > Java, but what of it's objects and packages? (i.e. Does it have an image > manipulation package, or networking packages?) There are Add-ons that do User authentification against LDAP servers, and its also not very hard to roll your own. Zope is, generally speaking, *very* extensible -- see for example the long list of 3rd pary add-on products at http://www.zope.org/Products I think Python is one of the greatest strengths of Zope. Its not only a modern full-fledged OOP language, comes with great libraries (see http://python.org/doc/current/modindex.html, and has even more to download separately) but is simply a joy to program in. Bruce Eckel put it very nicely IMHO: http://mindview.net/FAQ/FAQ-012 ) Also see: http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/co/2000/10/rx023abs.htm http://www.cis.udel.edu/~silber/470STUFF/article.pdf http://www.twistedmatrix.com/users/glyph/rant/python-vs-java.html There are good networking modules in the standard Python distribution; image manipulation can be done with eg. PIL (http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/) or PythonMagick (http://www.procoders.net/moinmoin/PythonMagick) > I must say, seeing the documentation and books alone, tells me the product > is good, and something I can learn. I see alot of "Hope for Zope" <grin, > couldn't resist>, but I don't want to get into it, just to see if it doesn't > fit into my plans. > > For those who want a couple of examples, I have 3 projects for our > intranet/extranet/internet applications: > > 1). Images and cataloging (where, our development team can upload their > images, and the intranet application will take that image and export it to a > JPG to update the web catalog, and move the original file to our FTP site > for our photographers. > > 2). Document Management (Uploading of files, and inputting data to index on > those files for searching) > > 3). Obviously the usual (Content Management and Portals) which I'm sure > Zope does a good job at. Those are certainly suited for Zope.... - peter. > Thanks in advance!! Again, my apologies if there is a better list for this > post. > > Aaron Paxson > Network Operations Manager > Decorative Concepts, Inc > http://www.decorativeconcepts.com > _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )